Specialised 1:1 Support Beginner Follow-up Course

(2 customer reviews)


Support, Encouragement, Extension, Achievement

These sessions are led by Emma a doctor with 20 years medical experience and a fully qualified Nordic walking instructor.

This Beginner Follow up Course is available to walkers who have completed an initial 1:1 Support Beginner Taster Session with Emma.
Sessions are delivered in a friendly and supportive way with a focus on your individual requirements and to individual goals. We do teach walkers with a range of medical conditions, and these are discussed prior to each session.

Return to physical activity after injury or surgery
Build your walking confidence
Progress your fitness at an appropriate pace

“Emma is all you might ever hope for from a teacher, especially when you might be nervous, self conscious or unsure about your abilities.” Jo W

After placing your booking, Emma will contact you to arrange your sessions at a time and location to suit you.

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Emma teaches walkers with a range of medical conditions, but with a particular focus on specialised areas outlined below:

  • 1:1 Support sessions to cater for individual needs and to build confidence in walking following injury or surgery
  • Individual walking to maintain physical activity for walkers with joint disease
  • Supported walking for people who are post-op joint replacement surgery
  • Supported walking for independent walkers with Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinsons Disease
  • Supported walking for walkers with limb loss or limb difference

Further 1:1 courses and sessions are available following completion of this course. Your instructor will be able to advise you what would be suitable.

Pole loan: We are able to provide walking poles for these sessions and can also provide a pole loan for practise between sessions. Personal pole loan costs £50.

What To Wear

Clothing Please ensure you wear layers of clothing to keep warm. Long loose trousers, a shirt, a fleece or sweatshirt and then a lightweight cagoule/waterproof coat in the event of rain. These layers can then be removed or then added one layer at a time if needs be. Footwear Walking boots with a flexible sole and with a deep tread are best footwear. Please contact us if you need any advice about the above.


These classes take place at the following locations:
  • Abbots Pool - Car Park, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3RR, (map)
  • Ashton Court Golf Course - Car Park, Ashton Court Estate, Abbots Leigh Rd, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN, (map)
  • Ashton Court Mansion - Lower Car Park, Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN, (map)
  • Blaise Castle Estate - Main Car Park, Bristol BS10 7QT, (map)
  • Blaise Castle Estate - Coombe Dingle Car Park, The Dingle, Bristol BS9 2PA, (map)
  • Clifton Downs - Cafe, Clifton Bristol (map)
  • Clifton Downs - Saville Road, Clifton, Bristol (map)
  • Clifton Downs - Sea Walls, Clifton, Bristol (map)
  • Leigh Woods - Car Park, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3QE, UK (map)
  • Leigh Woods - North Road, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3QE, UK (map)
  • Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve - Off Glenavon Park, Bristol BS9, UK (map)

2 reviews for Specialised 1:1 Support Beginner Follow-up Course

  1. Martin Radford

    The Nordic Walking has been extremely beneficial to my rehabilitation following on from my
    above knee amputation. It has helped improve my core strength and just as importantly my
    confidence. I think that one of the opinions of the staff at the Bristol Centre for Enablement
    was that I didn’t have enough confidence in myself regarding walking in different
    environments.This has improved significantly over the time I have been walking with Emma. I
    have a tendancy to use crutches as I feel more secure with them, but Emma has given me the
    confidence to use poles at the times where & when I feel comfortable with the environment.
    Over this time, Emma has been a great help & given so much encouragement and for that I
    am extremely grateful.

    Martin Radford

  2. AW

    Emma THANKS so much for your skilled instructions, for being patient and most of all for being a good and responsive listener.
    I shall enrol for the Tuesday 2pm nordic walking.
    I am determined — at last — after 40 years of just TALKING about it —to WORK at improving my health and fitness. Best Wishes, A

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